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The cost of rejecting Medicaid expansion in Louisiana 

State to lose $15.8 billion over 10 years

  With his opposition to Medicaid expansion in Louisiana, Gov. Bobby Jindal will make the state lose out on $15.8 billion in federal reimbursements over the next decade, according to a report this month from the Urban Institute supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. States that have not expanded Medicaid will cause 6.7 million people to remain uninsured in 2016, according to the report, which also found that for every dollar spent to support Medicaid, a state would receive $13.41 in federal funding. Hospitals also stand to lose out on $167.8 billion in federal reimbursements from 2013 to 2022, according to the report.


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